Canadians Go For More TV Formats in Cannes

After the success of So You Think You Can Dance Canada, Dragon's Den and Project Runway Canada, Canuck broadcasters are stocking up on more foreign formats at MIPCOM 2011.

TORONTO – Foreign formats continue to dominate Canadian TV.

Canada’s Shaw Media has ordered the 13-episode series May the Best House Win from indie Proper Television for HGTV Canada channel.

The format comes from ITV Studios Global Entertainment, which has a first look deal with Proper Television.

May the Best House Win sees four homeowners tour one another’s homes and rate just how much they reflect their owners.

Elsewhere Tuesday at MIPCOM 2011, Canadian factual producer MME Factual acquired the local format rights to the Japanese reality/competition series TV Champion from Japan’s TV Tokyo.

Vancouver-based MME Factual is shopping the elimination series where people compete against one another to identify who’s best in a category to Canadian broadcasters.

The format deal for TV Champion was hammered out by APA.

The latest foreign format acquisition follows Canadian broadcasters securing ratings for series like Dragon’s Den, So You Think You Can Dance Canada, Canadian Idol and Project Runway Canada.

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